Ethel L. Styer

October 15, 1938 ‒ November 26, 2016

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Ethel L. Styer, age 78, of Mount Gilead, passed away Saturday morning, November 26, 2016, at Marion General Hospital.

On October 15, 1938, Ethel was born in Fulton, OH, the daughter of the late Homer and Elizabeth (Scott) Norman.

Ethel married James J. Styer on December 24, 1954.  They celebrated 50 years as husband and wife before he preceded her in death on September 6, 2005.

For 30 years Ethel worked for J.G. Clark as an inspector, retiring in 1998.  Following retirement, Jim and Ethel enjoyed spending winters in Florida.  She was a member of the Galion Moose and was active in Seniors on Center in Mount Gilead.

Ethel was the best card player in Northeastern Ohio, especially Euchre and Rummy. She also enjoyed playing Bingo, driving around to take in the scenery, and spending time with her family.

Ethel will be dearly missed by her four daughters: Debra (Ken) Vance of Marion, Shirley (Robert) Ortasic of Mansfield, Diana (Ray) Chatfield of Caledonia; Vicky Styer of Panama City, FL; four grandchildren: Angela (Ralphie) Groves, Sandra Smith, Stephen (Brittany) Hobson, David (Andrea) Shoaf; four great grandchildren; and a sister, Rosella Traxler of Marion.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters.

Ethel’s family will greet friends from 4 – 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead.  Services to honor and celebrate her life will be held there at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 with Pastor Stephan Bloomfield officiating.  Burial will follow in Caledonia Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Ethel’s honor may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Ethel’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting

  • May our Lord bless and comfort all those that are in need of comforting during this time of grief. We have such loving and fond memeries of Aunt Ethel. Our sincere prayers and condolences.
    Bill, Mike, and Sue Norman

  • Sorry for the loss of Ethel. She was a very kind and generous lady. We enjoyed having her at the Senior Center. She was always willing to help out in many ways. She will be greatly missed by her friends at the Center. Thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time.

  • So sorry to hear of Ethel’s passing. I remember Her as a very kind and loving person Who loved her daughters very much. I know each of you girls and all of her loved ones are hurting right now but the wonderful memories will help to ease your pain. I will always remember her smile and her laugh .
    Rest in Peace Ethel.
    Ric Lyle